Martin-Scott Winery 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $28

By on March 19, 2014

martin-scott-winery-malbec-labelRosebud Ranches on the Wahluke Slope, a 400-acre site near Mattawa, celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2013, and Wenatchee Valley winemaker Mike Scott has been a regular customer in recent vintages. This is one of more than 20 varieties planted by the third-generation growers, and the nose imparts notes of black cherry, plum, toasted almond, vanilla, cardamom and charcuterie. On the pour, there are tones of boysenberry, red currant and molasses, framed by chalkboard dust tannins and pomegranate acidity. Suggested pairings include prime rib and barbecued meats.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 86 cases

Alcohol: 15.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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